Focus@ MS

Build a strong foundation in Mathematics and Science to meet industry and university needs

Solutions Made Simple

Use technology and social media in teaching and learning

Active Learning

Discover knowledge through laboratory experiments and explorations

History of the School of Mathematics & Science

The School of Mathematics & Science (MS) began more than 50 years ago since SP inception back in 1954.

Below are the key milestones for the School of MS throughout the years:

Year Events
  • Started off as Mathematics and Science Division, responsible for all instruction in Mathematics and Engineering Sciences.
  • The advisory committee on Environmental Engineering was formed at the initiative of the Division.
  • A new subject ‘Environmental Engineering’ was initiated for all second year full-time technician courses in engineering.
  • The Division, in association with the Anti-Pollution Unit and the Ministry of the Environment, conducted an extra-mural course on Environmental Control.
  • The Division also conducted two extra-mural courses on Energy Conservation in Buildings, in conjunction with PUB.
  • The Division is renamed Mathematics and Science Department (MS).
  • Computing was introduced to all students.
  • 12 microcomputer laboratories were set up to support the teaching of Computer Programming.
  • Streamed incoming students based on their ‘O’ Level Mathematics background.
  • Offered basic mathematics modules to those without additional mathematics.
  • Launched Preparatory Mathematics Programme for students without GCE ‘O’ Level Additional Mathematics.
  • Launched Certificate in Engineering Mathematics (CEM) which prepared our graduates for further studies in engineering and technology.
  • MS leads the project to implement SP first computerised time-tabling system.
  • Preparatory Mathematics Programme was revamped to become an online programme.
  • Launched the Specialist Diploma in Statistics and Information Management.
  • SP offered General Elective Modules (GEM) to all students. MS administered the scheme.
  • Diploma-plus scheme started in SP.
  • CEM and a new Certificate in Software Programming & Applications are offered under this scheme.
  • Specialist Diploma in Statistics and Information Management revamped and course renamed as Specialist Diploma in Statistics and Data Mining.
  • SP offered Advanced Elective Modules (AEM) to secondary students in support of MOE effort to enrich secondary education. MS administered the programme.
  • Dip-plus CEM was revamped into two tracks: Dip-plus Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Science and Dip-plus Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering to meet the different needs of students progressing to different courses of studies.
  • Dip-plus Certificate in Business Mathematics and Economics offered for business and management students. Dip-plus Certificate in Mathematics offered for digital media and IT students.
  • Launched MS Learning Space to foster interaction and bonding among staff (full-time and adjunct).
  • Mathematics and Science Department is renamed School of Mathematics and Science.
  • MS offered short courses on Preparatory Mathematics for University (PMU) and Preparatory Physics for University (PPU) to prepare students for University studies.
  • MS offered modules on Advanced Mathematics and Physics to Engineering students.
  • SP offers Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) to Sec 4 N(A) students in support of MOE effort to provide another pathway for progression for secondary school students. MS chairs the programme. To support PFP, 2 Physics laboratories, 1 Learning studio and 1 Chemistry/Biology laboratory were set up.

of MS

Mr Sze Yu Kwok

Mr Tan Guan Eng

Mr Liao Kuo Tang

Ms Chao Yunn Chyi